November 25 - According to the International Road Transport Union, Russia's government has issued an order to the federal customs service and ministry of transport to finalise as soon as possible the tender procedure to establish the TIR association in li

The IRU adds that the Russian government has called for the uninterrupted functioning of the TIR convention on Russian territory until the tender is completed. 

The IRU trusts that, thanks to this constructive intervention by the Russian government, the tender procedure can now be finalised without further delay, to allow the full reintroduction of TIR on the whole territory of Russia in the nearest future, in the interest of the Russian economy and international trade. 

The IRU says that it will continue to work in close public private partnership with the competent Russian authorities to implement appropriate procedures to ensure that the TIR System works even more effectively and securely in the future.